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Rustic boat tour by Juan Venado Island Reserve


Our meeting point to start this tour will be the Isla Juan Venado Visitors Center, located in Las Peñitas community, near the last bus stop. There we will take a small rustic boat and go inside the reserve. We will go slowly and in silence, so we can observe the wild flora and fauna.

The scenario will be a large mangrove forest, crab on the trees’ root, iguanas between the branches and, suddenly, a heron flying near us. It is possible to appreciate during this tour grey heron, blue heron, among other birds in aquatic eco-systems. If the tour is held in low tide, and if we are lucky, we could see small crocodile hunting its food among the mangrove, or taking a sunbath in the sand.

We will go for 10 kilometers inside the reserve, and then we will return. While returning, we will stop in a small pier, and from there we will walk for around 300 meters to a sea turtle conservation program installation. There we will visit a nursery, and will talk about the conservation effort for that endangered species.

If we come during the hatching season, you will observe several few hours old baby turtles. If the tour is on the afternoon, you will the privilege of taking some baby turtle and let them in the sand, to finally see them going desperately to the Pacific Ocean waters.

After that adventure, we will return to the boat and then to the community, where the tour will end.

Do not forget your photo camera. Wear comfortable cloths and shoos or sandal for the sand.


  • Small rustic boat transportation.
  • Local guide.
  • Entrance fee to the reserve.
  • Life jacket.

Tips and Practical Information

  • Daytime between 6 AM and 3 PM.
  • This is a three hours tour.
  • Start and end point of this tour: Bocana Las Peñitas, from Hotel Barca de Oro, 200 meters East.
  • Minimum participants per tour: 1 people.
  • Maximum participants per tour: 4.
  • Days in advance to book: 2 days.

Departure place(s)

Bocana Las PeƱitas, from Hotel Barca de Oro, 200 meters East.

Departure time(s)

  • 6.00 AM
  • 7.00 AM
  • 8.00 AM
  • 9.00 AM
  • 10.00 AM
  • 11.00 AM
  • 12.00 PM
  • 1.00 PM
  • 2.00 PM
  • 3.00 PM


Participants Price
1 US$ 35.00 per person
2 US$ 30.00 per person
3 US$ 25.00 per person
4 US$ 20.00 per person

Terms and Conditions

General Conditions Volcano Adventure Nicaragua

Cancellation Without Penalty:
Cancellations made before the beginning hour of the tour will not incur in any penalties.

Cancellation Penalties:
In case of no-use of the reserved service, 50% of the total reservation amount will be charged. These amounts will be additionals to the 10% reservation (no refundable) already payed to assure the booking.